So after all the hype of the last 10 months, John Leslie is a free man. He’s also, once he sells his story to the press and TV, going to be a rich man – again. However he will forever be tainted with the allegations that were made.
In all other crimes, suspects are named so is there really a case for anonymity? Yes. British justice is based on ‘innocent until proven guilty’. Yet Leslie has been branded guilty since day one and in cases of rape or sexual assault the accuser has anonymity. Its time the accused has this protection also. And the role of the tabloid media should also be examined as Leslie was tried by them before the case was near any court.